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2:18 PM on 03.07.2013

Amazon has pulled SimCity from its store

The Amazon page for SimCity will no longer allow customers to purchase the game, citing server issues as the reason for pulling it. People all over the Internet are complaining about their inability to play SimCity ...

Patrick Hancock



Origin has a big sale on all three Dead Space games photo
Origin has a big sale on all three Dead Space games
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Origin is currently offering between 30% to 50% off on every Dead Space game in their store. The first Dead Space is available for $10 as a PC download, and Dead Space 2 can be grabbed for $10 either as a PC download, or physical copy on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Dead Space 3 is on sale as well for $41.99 either as a PC download, or as a physical copy on PC or consoles. All the downloadable content for the newest entry in the series is also on sale, but come on. Don't buy that. Actually play the game and enjoy the experience instead of buying what amounts to acceleration cheats.

The Dead Space franchise sale ends on March 7. Head on over to Origin to nab a really awesome series for cheap.

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7:30 PM on 02.27.2013

EA wants to follow you across all gaming platforms

Electronic Arts has finished work on a new user identity system that can work across all gaming platforms. The report from Venture Beat states that the company can follow players across multiple platforms, including the Xbox ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



'Terminal Velocity' is Most Wanted's new playground photo
'Terminal Velocity' is Most Wanted's new playground
by Keith Swiader

Criterion Games is a company known for releasing substantial post-release content for its titles. 

This statement is no more apparent than with the studio's last Burnout title, Burnout Paradise, which not only saw substantial premium content, but a ton of freebies at that, including the addition of motorcycles and a dynamic weather system. Paradise's biggest expansion came in the form of Big Surf Island, which attached a vast new playing field to the game's core city and brought with it a handful of new cars, races, and billboards.

This notion transitioned to Criterion's latest racer, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, with the game's newest downloadable content, Terminal Velocity -- a pack that has racers take to the skies in a whole new playground ... metaphorically speaking.

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6:45 PM on 02.19.2013

Ubisoft now selling games from other publishers on Uplay

Ubisoft is starting to make some moves today on their 50 million strong service, the Uplay shop. Remember? That's a thing that happened. The selection includes games from Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive, Telltale Ga...

Chris Carter

2:15 PM on 02.14.2013

Resident Evil: Revelations hitting Steam, Origin & GFWL

Resident Evil: Revelations is making the jump from handheld to all the major consoles and PC this May. Capcom is upping the visuals and adding a bunch of extras for the re-release, but it's the PC version that will give playe...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:45 PM on 02.08.2013

EA's Origin officially launched on Mac

Electronic Arts' Origin service officially launched on Apple's Mac platform today, with an alpha version only having been released just a few weeks ago. Origin's new standout feature with the Mac release is dual-platform play...

Keith Swiader

10:30 PM on 01.30.2013

Skullgirls PC Port finally moving ahead

Autumn Games, the team behind the wonderfully crafted fighting game Skullgirls, has at last shared details about the long awaited PC port of the game. According to the official blog post, they are in the "final stages" of rea...

Patrick Hancock

4:46 PM on 01.30.2013

Woah: Origin has 39 million users

Electronic Arts has just reported their Q3 FY 2013 financial results, and in their info dump were some new numbers on how well their digital distribution platform, Origin, is doing for them. Get this: Origin has over 39 milli...

Dale North





11:30 AM on 01.29.2013

DICE working on porting Frostbite to Mac OS X

A job listing reveals that DICE is currently working on bringing Mac OS X compatibility to its Frostbite game engine. The listing calls for a "Mac OS X Engineer" who will help the Frostbite team deliver" an engine as great on...

Keith Swiader

9:00 PM on 01.25.2013

Weekend PC download deals: Chivalry, THQ, Rebellion

If various (not quite) historically accurate, strategy games are your bag, then you'll like the offers GamersGate has this weekend. There's 75% off the price of King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame and The Guild series of tr...

Alasdair Duncan

8:30 AM on 01.25.2013

EA's Origin is coming to the Mac platform

If you were absolutely itching to take a crack at Origin on your brand new shiny Mac, you can now test it, as it's in an alpha stage. EA boasts that you'll have the same "innovative" features as the PC version, including clou...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 12.03.2012

Crysis 3 flexes its PC specs

Crytek has revealed the minimum, recommended, and swanky deluxe PC requirements for Crysis 3. The good news is, you won't need to sell a kidney to get it to run at its most basic. The bad news is, nobody ever wants just basic...

Jim Sterling



Origin accounts hacked, EA keeps victims locked out photo
Origin accounts hacked, EA keeps victims locked out
by Jim Sterling

Origin has reportedly been hit by a series of security breaches, as users come to find their accounts have been cracked into and personal details changed. To make matters worse, Electronic Arts' own security measures ensure victims aren't resolving the issue. 

Users affected by the attack are told that their email address is invalid whenever they try to log in. When some users try phoning EA to find out what's wrong, they get shut down by representatives who refuse to help them without receipt of a valid date of birth -- information that the hackers have changed. 

NeoGAF has managed to compile ten threads of complaints on EA's official forums, and that's just a sampling of those affected. 

If you use Origin, it might be a good idea to check your details and make sure you've not been compromised.

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2:00 AM on 11.08.2012

Origin adding built-in Twitch streaming via next update

Remember when I told you about my childhood dream of people being able to watch me play videogames just by clicking on my name when Twitch integration was added to PlanetSide 2 the other day? Well, it looks like we're ev...

Brett Zeidler



EA accidentally gives away thousands of PC games photo
EA accidentally gives away thousands of PC games
by Jim Sterling

Electronic Arts was offering a $20 voucher in exchange for the completion of a survey this weekend. A fair enough trade, until gamers worked out that EA hadn't thought things through properly, and left open several loopholes through which people gained tons of free games. 

It was first deduced that the voucher could be obtained by anybody, regardless of whether or not they undertook the survey. To make matters worse, users could get two discount codes by applying through EA's website and Origin itself. That's before it got really bad -- when it was discovered that, by deleting one's cookies, a person could get an unlimited number of codes, allowing them to basically download almost every $20 game EA had, for free. 

And download they did. Reddit and Overclockers spread the word, and soon users walked away with thousands of digital goods under their virtual arms. The only games spared were those released within the month, Valve titles, and The Old Republic, as they were ineligible from the start.

It was suggested that EA might punish users who took advantage of this, but it's since been revealed that the publisher has written off the loss and will honor all purchases. Pretty cool, though I have to wonder how many folks are being shitcanned for this rather immense flub.

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